SalonBiz PowerUp 2020

January 18 • 2:30-5:30 pm
Roosevelt Ballroom
The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

Join us for our annual idea forum, kicking off SeriousBusiness weekend.

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Join the SalonBiz team as we kick off SeriousBusiness weekend with our annual idea forum, PowerUp! We’ll discuss what’s new with SalonBiz, share the latest technologies fueling the future of the industry and hear stories of successful growth from salon owners and managers just like you.

Keynote: Delivering Powerful Client/Employee Experiences

Chris Murphy sitting on a chair smilingChris Murphy has a highly diversified background as a business owner and manager, financial analyst, and a consultant to entrepreneurial/owner-managed businesses. He has over 19 years of experience working in large, Fortune 500 corporations such as Ford Motor Company and Dell Inc., as well as owning his own entrepreneurial start-up companies. He is co-owner and Director of Operations of Maximum FX Salons Spas in Austin, Texas, and Founder of Chris Murphy & Co.. A leader in marketing systems and internet lead generation through social media platforms, Maximum FX Salon has been recognized by Salon Today Magazine, Modern Salon, Strategies Magazine, and Austin American Statesman.

In addition to speaking regularly at salons and spas across America, local Aveda Institutes and several local cosmetology schools, he has been a speaker at Neill Corporation’s Serious Business Conference held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Success Stories

Portrait of Vivian Yeh Owner of Josephine's SalonVivian Yeh, Owner of Josephine’s Day Spas & Salons
Taiwan-born entrepreneur Vivian Yeh began her journey 24 years ago working in the beauty industry and is now the proud owner of Josephine’s Day Spas & Salons with two locations in Houston, TX. The company consists of over 80 staff members and has been recognized as one of the top 200 salons in the nation for the past 12 years and a proud member of the prestige Intercoiffure since 2015.


Portrait of Tim Tupy, owner of Liv Aveda SalonTim Tupy, Owner of Liv Aveda Salon & Spa
Tim and his wife Tami started Liv Aveda Salon & Spa 18 years ago. Prior to opening the Liv Aveda Salon & Spa they owned a small Aveda concept salon for 9 years. They’ve used SalonBiz since 1994.


portrait of Christian MalacaraChristian Malacara, CEO and Owner at Montage Salon
A 2002 Honor Grad from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with a double major in English and Political Science. While attending UCCS, he was President and Co-Founder of the English Honor Society and a tutor in the Writing Center, where he assisted in developing the On-line Writing Lab. He feels his educational background and previous leadership capacities while in college instilled in him the values, talent and knowledge to run a successful business.He feels enormous pride in working with such a wonderful team and in the many awards they have received. In addition to the team awards, Christian was featured in the Heritage Registry of Who’s Who in Business, 2008-2009.


Matthew Stam standing against a tree with his arms foldedMatthew Stam, Director of Operations at Montage Salon
With a wide skill set and experience in Management, IT, and Human Resources, Matthew joined the Administration Team at Montage Salon in 2016 and then moved in salon to assist with Front Desk, which led to managing a salon location. In 2019, Matthew accepted the newly created role as Director of Operations, which not only fulfills a need for the salon but also allows Matthew the flexibility needed for his new family.


Portrait of Abby MahlerAbby Mahler, Lifecycle Marketing Manager at EverCommerce
With a diverse skillset in Product and Email Marketing, Abby joined the EverCommerce Growth Engagement team in 2019 as the Lifecycle Marketing Manager. Abby currently oversees marketing automation strategies and implementation across a bulk of subsidiaries in the EverCommerce portfolio and is currently expanding her team.


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